Psychedelic boss rush extravaganza Furi is making its way to Switch next week, Thursday January 11th, according to its developer The Game Bakers.
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EA's PC subscription service Origin Access just received three new games in its vault: Furi, Aragami, and The Saboteur.
Boss fight game Furi, which launched back in July on PS4 and PC, has now been announced for an Xbox One release.
Sony has unveiled its Instant Game Collection - i.e. PlayStation Plus freebies - for the month of July.
Independently developed self-published games (or "indie games" as per the common vernacular) are known for a lot of things. They're typified as quirky experiments like Minecraft, high brow narrative dramas like Dear Esther, peculiar puzzlers like Limbo, and novel arcade affairs like Hotline Miami. But they're not known for third-person action games. After all, who would want to compete in the same field as the likes of Bayonetta, Devil May Cry or Dark Souls with a minuscule budget? Surely these games must take endless playtesting to perfect. Yet smalltime Montpellier-based studio The Game Bakers (Squids Odyssey) has risen to the challenge with its latest boss fight only affair Furi. The results are glorious.
Developer: The Game Bakers
Furi, an action game comprised entirely of boss fights, is due on 5th July for PS4 and PC (via Steam), developer The Game Bakers has announced.
We've covered Furi before, but here's a recap: A mysterious hero is pitted against a variety of bosses to regain their freedom. Your move set is limited to shooting, slashing, parrying, and dodging. That's it.
"It's a game that requires skills and reflexes. No button mashing or combo learning," the developer said in an email to Eurogamer.
Furi is one of those perfectly simple but winning premises that's so immediately easy to grasp and appealing that you can't help but fall in love with it. An action game comprised entirely of boss fights, Furi mixes the speed and colourful palette of Bayonetta with the isometric perspective of Zelda and the simplicity of Titan Souls or Punch-Out!!
As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, Furi only offers you seven moves. You can dodge, swing your sword, shoot and parry. Beyond that, there are charged variants of these maneuvers so you can strike harder, stun an opponent with a more powerful shot, or dodge further. That's it.
"The gameplay is the essence of the catch line 'easy to learn, hard to master,'" said developer Emeric Thoa.